Dylan McDermott Joins “FBI: Most Wanted” After Julian McMahon’s Exit

Dylan McDermott in October.
Dylan McDermott in October. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (12521576jq)

The news of Julian McMahon’s departure from FBI: Most Wanted took the show’s fans by surprise, but it turns out this series will be in good hands even after his exit. The show’s producers found a replacement in Dylan McDermott, who’ll take over as the new lead.

The news of McDermott’s casting comes shortly after McMahon’s announced his exit from the shows. He thanked producers Dick Wolf and Peter Jankowski for their support and said he’s extremely proud of the work they’ve done together.

“Over the past few months, the producers of FBI: Most Wanted and I have had discussions about my departure from the show in favor of additional creative pursuits and the transition of my character Jess LaCroix. These ongoing conversations have given us an opportunity to orchestrate a seamless and productive way for me to leave the show,” said McMahon in a statement.

McMahon spent the past three seasons playing Jess LaCroix, the head of FBI’s Most Wanted Unit, and he’ll officially exit the series in an episode set to air on March 8th before being replaced by McDermott. He’s not expected to take over the role of LaCroix but play a brand-new character instead.

McDermott is no stranger to collaborating with Dick Wolf, and he’s currently playing one of the key roles on Law & Order: Organized Crime alongside Christopher Meloni.